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Famous faces grace The Funding Network's Spring Funder on 24 March

Broadcaster David Dimbleby, Radio 4’s Sheila Dillon and former sprinter and now media commentator, Jeanette Kwakye will represent charities pitching at The Funding Network’s (TFN) Spring Funder, to be held next Wednesday 24 March starting at 6pm.

TFN’s Chief Executive, Eugenie Harvey says; “We’re very excited about tomorrow’s Spring Funder and I look forward to welcoming three brilliant charities and their well-known sponsors. “We’re really proud that by moving our events online, not only have we been able to continue raising money for vital charities, we have also been able to increase the amount of money we’re raising for them.

“At our flagship events, we’re raising twice as much as we were pre-pandemic. We attribute this to the increased accessibility of virtual events, the innovation and resilience that charities are demonstrating to meet growing needs, and the unstinting commitment of our individual and corporate donors.”

Charities pitching at TFN’S Spring Funder are:

- Five Talents, which supports rural communities in eastern Africa facing economic hardship, providing a safe place to save and borrow money and offering business skills training to help kick-start small businesses. Sponsored by David Dimbleby.

- Feedback UK, which is working to regenerate nature by transforming the food system. Formed in reaction to the global challenge of food waste, Feedback UK is looking to create a locally-led alternative to surplus food redistribution to address food insecurity and waste in Knowsley, Merseyside. Sponsored by Sheila Dillon.

- Hackney Laces, a growing network of football clubs run by the community for the community, providing opportunities and support to girls and women on and off the pitch. Sponsored by Jeanette Kwakye.

Speaking in advance of the event, David Dimbleby said: “I’m really looking forward to TFN’s crowdfunding event, to sharing the great work being done by Five Talents and to hearing from the other charities which will be pitching. The pandemic has hit the disadvantaged hardest of all. There was never a more important time to come together, learn about and support those less fortunate than ourselves.”

The event is open to all. You can register for TFN’s Spring Funder here.

About the Funding Network

TFN is an open network which links potential donors to charitable cases and social entrepreneurs through live crowdfunding. We raise money for and build the capacity of small non-profits driving social change and help both individuals and businesses to combine their giving with others, to make a bigger impact. 

Press and Media enquiries: For more information please contact Stephen Drury at stephen@thefundingnetwork.org.uk

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